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Publication numberUS2614612 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1952
Filing dateNov 9, 1950
Priority dateNov 9, 1950
Publication numberUS 2614612 A, US 2614612A, US-A-2614612, US2614612 A, US2614612A
InventorsGeorge Wogomon Donald
Original AssigneeHettrick Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Convertible chaise lounge
US 2614612 A
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Oct. 21, 1952 D. G. WOGOMON 2,614,612

CONVERTIBLE CHAISE LOUNGE 2 SHEETSSHEET 1 Fileii Nov. 9, 1950 I INVENTOR. 00/70/16. Wpyamon W E w I v up N, )dM'J/L ATTORNEY Filed NOV. 9, 1950 2 SHEETS SHEET 2 Oct. 21, 1952 D. G. WOGOMON 2,614,612

- CONVERTIBLE CHAISE LOUNGE IN VEN TOR.

I-WWJUM MM Patented Oct. 21, 1 952 j J fl2 ,61 4,612 CONVERTIBLEYCHAISE LOUNGE Donald George Wogomon, Goshenglnd assignor to The Hettrick Manufacturing Company, To-

ledo, Ohio} a corporation of-Qhio App'lication November 9, 1950, Serial No.-194,803 5Claims. (01. 155-105) Z This invention relates to chaise lounges, and .an object is to producea new and improved chaise lounge, the leg rest of which is adjustable to be disposed in substantial alignmentw-ith the seat frame-or swung downwardly to a partially re- .clined position. V p

' .Another object is to produce a chaise lounge having an adjustable back frame, a stationary seat frame and an adjustable leg rest frame and to equip the structure with new and improved front supporting means embodying adjustable features for effecting leg rest adjustment. A further object is to produce anarticle of furniture embodying a seat frame and a leg rest frame hingedly associated with the seat frame, a supporting standard being associated with the pivotal connection between these frames, and

simple adjustment means being associated with the standard'to enable the leg rest frame'to be disposed either in aposition substantially in alignment with theseat rest frame or in a down-v wardly inclined position.

Other objects and advantages will hereinafter appear, and for purposes of illustration but not of limitation, an embodiment of the inventionis shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front perspective view of the chaise lounge frame with the cushions removed andshowing the back frame in upwardly inclined position of adjustment and the leg rest frame in substantial alignment with the seat frame;

Figure 2 is a perspective view similar to Figure l but showing the back rest frame in downwardly holstered cushions.

Near the rear end of the seat frame A is a cross l and l l are arm rests 12 arranged in a position convenient, for arm supporting purposes. Connecting the free lower ends ofthe arms Ill and II is a horizontal rod or axle I3 and. onthe outer ends of this axle are rubber-tired wheels I l.

The seat frame A is composed of side rails l5 and I6 of angle iron construction and at the rear ends of these rails ar'e'formed a series of notches l1 selectively to receive a U-shaped bracket I8 whichis pivoted at its free endsto side rails l9 and 20 of the back frame B. "The side rails l9 and 20 of the back frame B1 are likewise of angle iron construction and have extensions 2! respectively at the lower ends which are pivotally connected by rivets to the rails and I6 respectively of the seat frame A. The

upper ends of the back frame rails l9 and are integrally connected by a cross rail 22 and the lower end portion of the back frame has a cross rail 23 suitably connected to the side rails. Connecting the cross rails 22 and 23 are a series of straps 24 which have their lower ends connected by helical coil springs 25 to the cross rail 23, thereby providing a resilient support for. the uprail 26 fixed'at opposite ends to the side rails I5 and I6. Connected by helical coil springs 21' to the cross rail 26 are a series of straps 21, the front ends of which are connected by similar coil springs 28 to the cross rail 29 at the free end of the leg rest frame C. The cross rail 29 is connected to angle ironside rails 30'and 31. For- ,i nclined or adjusted position and the leg rest frame likewise in downwardly'inclined adjusted Position;

' f Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view substantially on the line"33 of Figure 2, showing the connection at one side between one of the arms of the supporting standard and associated frame members; and

Figure 4 is an elevation of a fragment of the rest end of the frame, showing the support for the back supporting frame.

The illustrated embodiment of theqinvention comprises a frame for a chaise lounge particularly adapted for porch or outdoor use. As shown, the frame consists of a seat frame A, to the rear end of which is pivotally connected a back rest frame B. To the front end of the seat frame A is pivoted a leg rest frame C. For supporting the seat rest frame, a pair of tubular supporting arms Ill and II are riveted at their lower ends to apoint forwardly disposed of the seat frame A, incline upwardly and forwardly, :and then curve rearwardly and downwardly to a point beyond the rear end of the seat frame. Rivet connections between the tubes l0 and H and the'rear end of the seat frame secure these parts together. On each of the tubular members ward extensions 32 on the seat side rails l5 and l6 overlap the outside of the leg rest rails 30 and 3| respectively and on the outer side of each extension 32 is the upper flattened end portion of supporting legs 33 and bolt and nut assemblies 34 passing through registeringapertures in these parts, thereby to provide a pivotal connection between the leg rest frameC and the seat frame A. Thelegs 33 are in'the form of tubes and are I tant.

bent into substantially V'form, the'upper forward ends being secured by rivets to thefront end portions ;of the leg frame rails. 30 and 3! respectively. The legs 33 are secured by a cross rod 34.

A rod 35 generally U-shaped in form, has its ends welded to the under side of the inner endsv of, the leg frame rails 30 and3l respectively,

thereby to reenforce the inner end of the leg rest frame 0. The form of the rod 35'is impor- By having it depending in the'manner shown, it will be apparent that when'the leg rest frame is swung to its downwardly inclined position as shown in Figure 2,"the straps 21 are allowed to flex downward as indicated. The straps 21 are supported at spaced intervals by cross straps 36 which are linked to one side of the seat and leg rest frames A and C and secured by coil springs to the opposite sides ofthese framesas shown, and are disposed beneath the elongate straps 21. This arrangement enables a long upholstered cushion to cover the seat-and leg rest frames and when the leg rest frame is downwardly inclined as shown in Figure 2, the cross straps serve as a seat cushion.

Pivoted to the inside of each of the 1egs 33 intermediate the vertical height of the legs are links 3! having inwardly extending studs 38 attheir upper ends to engage in onev of two notches 'of the" slots 39 the studs 38 enter, as will be manifest.

It will also be apparent that the back frame B can beadjusted to the desired position. It can either be in its upper inclined position as shown inFigure 1, at which time the U-shaped brace i8 is disposed in the proper notch IT, or when desired, by lifting the brace Hi, the back frame may be swung downwardly, whereupon the support 13 is introduced into another set of notches H. I I Itv is "to be understood that numerous changes ationmay be effected without departing from the spirit of the invention especially as defined in the appended "claims.

What I claim is: m '1.-- An article of furniture comprising a seat frame, a back frame pivotally connected to one end portion of the seat frame, a leg rest frame pivoted 'to the opposite end portion of the seat frame, a support for the rear end of said seat, frame, ;a curved U-shaped support for said leg :rest frame, onea-rm of the U being pivotally con- ;nected to the leg rest frame, and the other arm iof the U being pivotally connected to the seat :frame, and means connecting said curved support :to said seat frame. and including adjustable means todispose said leg rest frame in a down- 'wardlyinclined position relative to the seat frame or in a position approximatelyin alignment with the seat frame.

2. An article of furniture comprising a seat frame,a back frame pivotally connected to one end portion of the-seat frame, a leg rest frame pivoted to the opposite end portion of the seat frame, a support for the rear end of said seat frame, substantially U-shapedleg means for said leg rest frame connected respectively to the point I of pivotal connection between the seat frame and the leg rest frame and to' the forward portion of the leg rest frame, and means for adjusting the position of said leg means to enable the leg rest frame to be disposed in a selected position of adjustment. I

3. An article of furniture comprising a seat frame, a back frame pivotally connected to one end portion of the seat frame, a leg rest frame pivoted to the opposite end portionof the seat' frame, a supportfor the rear endof said seat frame, substantially U-sha-ped leg means for said in details of construction, arrangement and operleg rest frame connected respectively to the point of pivotal connection between the seat frame and the leg rest frame and tothe forward portion of the leg "rest frame, link means pivotally connected to an intermediate portion of said leg means, and means on the seat frame for securing the other end of said link in one position or another thereby to enable the leg rest frame to be disposed in a predetermined position relative to the'seat frame.

4. An article of furniture comprising a seat frame, a back frame pivotally connected to one end portion of the seat frame, a leg rest frame pivoted to the opposite end portion of the seat frame, spring cushion means for said seat and leg rest :frames including straps extending lengthwise of these frames extending through the plane of pivotalbonnection, coil'spring means anchoring said straps to one of said frames, a

support for the rear end of said seat frame, substantially U-shaped leg means for said leg rest frame connected respectively to the point of pivotal connection between the seat frame and the leg rest frame and to'the forward portion of the leg rest frame. link means pivotally connected to an intermediate-portion of said leg means, and means 0n the seat frame for securing the other end of said link in one position or another thereby to enable the leg rest frame to be disposed in a predetermined position relative to the seat frame. j

5. An article of furniture comprising a seat frame, abackframe pivotally connected to one end portion of the seat frame, a leg rest frame pivoted to the opposite end portion of the seat frame, spring cushion means for said seat and leg rest frames including straps extending lengthwise of these frames extending through the plane of pivotal connection, coil spring means anchoring said straps to one of said frames, an underslung' rod rigidly securing the sides of the leg rest frame adjacent the inner end. thereof and providinga support for the cushion straps when the leg rest frame is tilted downwardly, a

support for the rearend of said seat frame, substantially U-shaped leg means for said leg rest frame connected respectively to the point of pivotalponnection between the seat frame and the 'leg rest frame and to the forward portion of the leg rest frame, link means pivotally connected to an intermediate portion of said leg means, and meanson the seat frame for securing the other end of said link in one position or another thereby to enable the leg rest frame to be disposed in a predetermined position relative to the seat frame. DONALD GEORGE NOGOMON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/68, 297/377, 297/299, 297/423.32
International ClassificationA47C3/36, A47C3/20
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/36
European ClassificationA47C3/36